‘You’re the reason God made Oklahoma’
Here the city lights out shine the moon
I was just now thinking of you.
Sometimes when the wind blows you can
See the mountains,
And all the way to Malibu.
Everyone’s a star here in L.A. County,
You ought to see the things that they do
All the cowboys down on the Sunset Strip
Wish that they could be like you.
The Santa Monica Freeway,
Sometimes makes a country girl blue
You’re the reason God made Oklahoma,
You’re the reason God made Oklahoma.
And I’m sure missing you.
I’ve spent most of my life (other than a few years in the Prairie) in the hills.
These Santa Monica Mountains are much like the hills I live in.
The topography and the plants are quite similar.
We have a bit more oak trees in our canyon.
This is a view of Kanan Canyon, looking towards Malibu.
Just like home, that could be little Rivenrock at the bottom of that canyon.
We’re just as isolated as those people down there, the funny thing is, they are only a half hour from the bustle of the big city, while it takes us half an hour just to get to our mailbox ten miles away. The postman won’t deliver to our area, it’s just too remote for them to go.
Kanan Road goes from Hwy 101 to PCH (Pacific Coast Highway, Hwy 1) at Malibu.
I was going through Agoura Hills on the 101, in ninety degree heat, and decided that since this canyon runs to Malibu, and the temperatures are cooler there due to the ocean, I’d go and cool myself down some. So I turned left, and went down the canyon, and continued my trip running alongside the cool sandy beaches of Malibu and Dume.
The Santa Monica Mountains are pretty impressive, and full of twists and turns on the road.
Kanan road carries an oddity for California, tunnels. There are three tunnels through the rock one must go through.